I melted my bille boots on a 10 minute long, slow going, high articulation trail with about 6 other vehicles. Their shocks survived, my billie's nearly didn't.Hmmm, interesting. I have done some serious long distance touring and never had an issue with the Bilsteins on my Dmax. But I do drive sympathetically (that is not directed at you BTW).
When we did the CSR, I personally spoke to half a dozen people who had blown shocks due to the corrugations. Also heard second hand of many others with the same issues. I suspect they were flogging their vehicles for hours at high speeds.
And I have direct knowledge of quite a few with the same vehicle that have suffered rear shock blow outs.
That said, this is not on a solid axle D-max. Its in an IRS Pajero. So maybe not an issue, but the doubt in my mind has been raised. I personally believe in this model, they are valved far to strong for off road use hence they overheat.
2 versions are imported into aus, from Europe and from the US. I believe the European ones don't tend to suffer the overheat issues???
Also, 2 sets I have fitted have split the shitty boot on the front, but the struts were working fine.
So I'm thinking for my D-max I might just try the Koni's....if only someone would give me a price Grrrrrr.